Portraits Of Illustrious Personages Of The Court Of Henry VIII. Engraved in Imitation of the Original Drawings of Hans Holbein, In The Collection Of His Majesty; With Biographical and Historical Memoirs by Edmund Lodge
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Unpaginated. Folio, 35 x 25 cm. Printed by William Bulmer. Eighty-four engraved and colored full-page portraits, the two separated, frontispiece plates of Holbein and his wife considered as one. It was probably Thomas Cromwell, and not More "that Holbein was brought to the notice of Henry VIII, and towards the end of 1534 and during the year 1535 a noticeable increase in the number of eminent English sitters is found." [see: Bryan, Vol.III, p.61]. Bright, very clean copy, text and plates. Corners rubbed, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt in elaborate floral motifs, black leather spine label lettered in gilt. Contemporary three quarter maroon morocco and marbled boards, matching endpapers rebacked. Aeg. Near fine. Bookseller Inventory # 17309
Title: Portraits Of Illustrious Personages Of The ...
Publisher: John Chamberlaine, London
Publication Date: 1828
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